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New Spain

A former Spanish viceroyalty (1521-1821) in North America, including the southwest United States, Mexico, Central America north of Panama, and some West Indian islands. It also included the islands of the Philippines.

New Spain

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(Historical Terms) a Spanish viceroyalty of the 16th to 19th centuries, composed of Mexico, Central America north of Panama, the Spanish West Indies, the southwestern US, and the Philippines

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a former Spanish viceroyalty (1535–1821) including Central America N of Panama, Mexico, the West Indies, the SW United States, and the Philippines.
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New Spanish and Peruvian painters would have had almost no opportunity to see the originals as the Spanish Crown's American subjects in the viceroyalties of New Spain and El Peru were not allowed to travel to the metropolis without the express permission of the king.
When Peralta was bona, it included the Philippines, the viceroyalties of New Spain and Pena, the twenty-three individual Spanish mainland reigns, the Lowlands, Sardinia, Sicily and Naples.
Present from the first times of the Conquest, his faculties were systematized during the reign of Carlos V, when the Viceroyalties of New Spain (1535) and Peru (1543) were created.